J.D., William and Mary School of Law
M.A., University of Georgia
B.A., Clark University
State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
United States Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia
Supreme Court of the United States
Peer Review Rated as AV (highest possible, preeminent, designation) by Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2006, 2007)
"Dad or Duped? Post-Appeal Challenges to Paternity Judgments", Family Advocate, Journal of the American Bar Association Family Law Section, Fall 2002. The article was selected to appear in the March 2003 issue of GPSolo magazine "best of ABA Sections" issue, a compilation of the best journal articles published by the ABA's sections, forums and divisions.
Born and raised in Athens, Georgia, in 1968, Louis Tesser has been a trial attorney during his entire legal career. After graduating from Clark University in 1990, Mr. Tesser acquired a further graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia in 1993. Mr. Tesser then earned his Juris Doctor at the College of William and Mary in 1996.
Prior to working at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, Mr. Tesser worked as a general trial attorney, then went on to a position as an Assistant District Attorney in Hall County, Georgia. Mr. Tesser has been with Kessler & Solomiany, LLC since 2002, and is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Tesser is the chairman of the DeKalb County Bar Association Family Law Division.
Mr. Tesser became a partner in the firm in 2008.
As a domestic relations attorney, Mr. Tesser has handled contentious and complex litigation involving division of property, custody, child support, alimony, domestic abuse, paternity, legitimation, and appeals, as well as trials, including several highly successful jury trials. Mr. Tesser is a frequent presenter at seminars and classes on domestic relations speaking on a broad range of topics, including child custody, paternity, legal ethics, and settlement strategy. Mr. Tesser is qualified as a collaborative lawyer. Mr. Tesser is married to Lilia Tesser and lives with her and their three daughters. Mr. Tesser enjoys tennis, squash, travel, and is a private pilot.